Do you love math? I will ask again: do you really, really love math?
Little do they know that though math is an integral part of engineering, it is only a part of engineering.
This is what many don’t realize: Engineering is a course that is more on ideas, design and innovation, figuring out how things go boom, and creating things that can make our lives easier.
If you can do any of those, you are already qualified to be an engineer. It is really sad to see that there are many people with these talents who shove off the possibility of taking up an engineering course just because they don’t like mathematics.
Here’s a trivia, did you know that Thomas Edison did really poorly in his math classes in school?
But take a look, he went on to patent over 1000 inventions—some of which may not be actually his idea (by debate), but I’m pretty sure he has innovated some of them.
In engineering, there are more important things than the “need” to LOVE math.
Things like enjoying breaking devices apart to see how they work, designing breathtaking structures, creating a new element, or putting things together to help make the world a better place.
It just so happens that for engineers, it’s math. It’s true, math can be begrudgingly difficult and it will beat you to a pulp sometimes.
But think of it as a trial that you have to overcome to be able to get to the finish line.
Just like life, there are things that you have to survive to achieve your goals.
Don’t let a couple of math classes stop you from being a great engineer!